Senegal Lapwing — de Wets Wild

Vanellus lugubris The Senegal Lapwing, also known as the Lesser Black-winged Plover, is a rather uncommon denizen of open savannas and woodlands with a covering of short grass, being especially fond of recently burned veld, and prone to localised migrations as soon as the grass cover grows too long for them to easily find the […]

Senegal Lapwing — de Wets Wild

Spice of Life: “Reed-Jumper of Louisiana” — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Spice of Life: “Reed-Jumper of Louisiana” They do seem to be the busiest birds in the forest–always flittin’ and hoppin’ and tellin’ you like it is. Find out more about the little brown, plucky bird with a pert tail living in your neck of the woods.

Spice of Life: “Reed-Jumper of Louisiana” — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Little Bee-eater — de Wets Wild

Merops pusillus The Little Bee-eater is, at a weight of about 15g and length of around 16cm, the smallest of Africa’s bee-eaters and probably also in the world. Despite their small size they’re excellent at catching the bees, wasps and hornets that make up the bulk of their diet. Seldomly encountered far from water, Little […]

Little Bee-eater — de Wets Wild

The Wonders of Malpelo Island — Fake Flamenco

Off the Pacific coast of Colombia lies a gem of biodiversity so valuable it was named a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 2006. The island is so remote, 500 km (311 miles) west of the Colombian port of Buenaventura, travel there takes 36 hours by boat. This location preserves unique species, not only birds […]

The Wonders of Malpelo Island — Fake Flamenco

90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

Stuff.com Ninety per cent of New Zealand’s sea birds are at risk of extinction, as “serious pressures” threaten the future of New Zealand’s oceans. The Our Marine Environment 2016 report, released on Thursday by Statistics NZ and the Ministry for the Environment, found that New Zealand had the highest number of threatened seabird species in […]

90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

English Hen Harriers Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reported that Hen Harriers are close to extinction in England as the only two nesting pairs in the country failed to breed. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said this is the first time since the 1960’s that the harriers have not produced even one chick. The RSPB blamed private […]

English Hen Harriers Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

Green-winged Pytilia — de Wets Wild

Pytilia melba The Green-winged Pytilia is a beautiful little finch occurring in all South Africa’s provinces with the exception of the Eastern and Western Cape. It has a wide, if patchy, distribution over much of sub-Saharan Africa and is listed as being of least concern by the IUCN, with its range reflecting the species’ preference […]

Green-winged Pytilia — de Wets Wild

Passage of Emeryville Bird-Safe Building Standards  — Natural History Wanderings

Golden Gate Audubon Society reports The Emeryville City Council and Mayor evaluated, and by a 5-0 vote, unanimously approved, Bird-Safe Building Standards. These standards will become effective in August 2020. The standards will greatly reduce bird deaths and injuries resulting from collisions with buildings in the city. Bird building strikes are one of the main […]

Passage of Emeryville Bird-Safe Building Standards  — Natural History Wanderings

Easy Steps To Help Migrating Birds — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Fall Brings Sudden and Violent Death for Millions of Migrating Birds Easy Window Treatments Can Help Save Lives Fall means lots of different things to different people. To some, it means a kaleidoscope of beautiful fall colors as trees turn. To others, it means the start of another school […]

Easy Steps To Help Migrating Birds — Natural History Wanderings

US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from American Bird Conservancy Up to One Billion Birds May Be Killed Annually in Building Collisions, New Study Says Low-Rise Buildings and Residences Pose Bigger Mortality Threat than Skyscrapers (Washington, D.C., February 7, 2014) In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and […]

US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings